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It’s No Trick, Dual-Flush Toilets Are a Treat for Your Budget

Posted Oct 27, 2010

Here’s a great trick for saving money on your water bills!

If you’ve travelled to Europe or Australia, you’ve probably seen a dual-flush toilet. Dual-flush toilets have two buttons instead of a single flush handle. Pressing one button flushes the toilet lightly to remove liquid waste, and pressing the other produces a higher-volume flush to remove solid waste.

A dual-flush toilet saves water and money

Originally designed for drought-prone Australia, these water-saving toilets are becoming increasingly popular in North America as well.

Standard 1.6-gallon (6 litre) toilets are a great improvement over older toilets, which used 3 or even more gallons (11 litres) per flush. But dual-flush toilets are even more water-efficient. A “full flush” uses 1.53 gallons (just under 6 litres) per flush, and a “half flush” uses only 1.02 gallons (just under 4 litres) per flush. The smaller flush volumes mean that installing a new dual-flush toilet can reduce your toilet water usage by up to  68% (even more if your conventional toilet is old and leaky).

Of course the savings vary from person to person, but if you use the toilet an average of 5 times a day, you’ll save close to 600 gallons (over 2200 litres) of water every year. A family of four could save 2400 gallons (around 9000 litres) annually. And, since toilet usage typically accounts for roughly a quarter of your water bill, that can mean a monthly savings of close to 17%.

The new dual-flush toilets are a win for the environment and a win for you. So…

Treat the planet – and your budget – to a new dual-flush toilet with our $100 rebate!

P.S. Happy Halloween, everyone. Enjoy trick-or-treating – and stay safe!

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